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DI AND VIV AND ROSE Opens at the Vaudeville Theatre TonightDI AND VIV AND ROSE Opens at the Vaudeville Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Hampstead Theatre's critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose opens at the Vaudeville Theatre tonight 29 January 2015. Anna Mackmin returns to direct Amelia Bullmore's funny and insightful comedy about female friendship. Tamzin Outhwaite* reprises her role as Di and will be joined by Samantha Spiro as Viv and Jenna Russell as Rose. (more...)

THE ABSENCE OF WAR Opens at the Crucible Next MonthTHE ABSENCE OF WAR Opens at the Crucible Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

With less than 100 days to go until the country votes in the next General Election, David Hare's stinging political drama The Absence of War, opens on The Crucible stage on Friday 6 February, running until Saturday 21 February. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE CRUCIBLE Next MonthPioneer Theatre Company to Present THE CRUCIBLE Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Crucible, the American classic, reliving the era of Salem witch trials, February 13 - February 28, 2015. (more...)

Select Seats Still Available For ITLP Benefit Reading With Tonya Pinkins & MoreSelect Seats Still Available For ITLP Benefit Reading With Tonya Pinkins & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2015

Select seats are still on sale for this exciting charity benefit reading! (more...)

Bergen County Players to Stage BELL, BOOK AND CANDLEBergen County Players to Stage BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Celebrating 82 Years, The Bergen County Players (BCP) presents Bell, Book and Candle. In a nutshell: Girl meets Boy. Girl loses Boy. Girl gets Boy. Sure, that's a classic plot device, but what's so special about it? Well, how about because the girl is a witch and the boy is a mortal? Sound familiar? It should, because this magical rom-com, which originally starred Rex Harrison on Broadway and then Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in the popular film, eventually became the genesis of television's memorable comedy "Bewitched". (more...)

THE CONVERT by THE WALKING DEAD's Danai Gurira Receives Bay Area Premiere at MTC, 2/19–3/15THE CONVERT by THE WALKING DEAD's Danai Gurira Receives Bay Area Premiere at MTC, 2/19–3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Marin Theatre Company begins 2015 with the Bay Area premiere of The Convert, which marks the Bay Area debut of award-winning Zimbabwean-American playwright Danai Gurira, running Feb 19-March 15. (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Profiles Theatre continues its 26th Season with the Chicago premiere of The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs February 13 - April 5, 2015 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Sian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield TheatresSian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

To mark the Centenary of Arthur Miller's birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Richard Beecham will direct a revival of Miller'sPlaying for Time in The Crucible. Beecham directs Kate Adams (Helene), Noa Bodner (Esther), Pascale Burgess (Elzvieta), Imogen Daines (Etalina),Emma Darlow (Liesl), Holly De Jong (Schmidt), James Duke (Mengele / Kapo / Cellist / Paul), Amanda Hadingue (Alma Rose), Melanie Heslop(Marianne), Rebecca Jenkins (Varya), Kate Lynn-Evans (Mandel), Maeve O'Sullivan (Greta / Olga), Sian Phillips (Fania), Danny Scheinmann (Schmuel / Captain Heinz / Second Chess Player / First Trooper), Augustina Seymour (Paulette/ Music Captain), Christopher Staines (Commandant Kramer / 1st Chess Player / SS Guard / Kapo / Pianist) and Alexia Traverse-Healy (Mala / Tchaikowska). Completing the cast are 17 members of Sheffield People's Theatre - the theatre's intergenerational acting company from across the region. (more...)

MISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada & Rachelle Ann Go to Perform at 15th Annual WHATSONSTAGE AwardsMISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada & Rachelle Ann Go to Perform at 15th Annual WHATSONSTAGE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

WhatsOnStage today announce that Miss Saigon's Eva Noblezada and Rachelle Ann Go will perform The Movie In My Mind at the 15th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 15 February 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Curve's SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE, Opens March!Full Cast Announced For Curve's SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE, Opens March!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Curve today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ - The Musical. The cast includes Rosemary Ashe (Grandma), Cameron Blakely (Mr Lucas), Amy Booth-Steel (Miss Elf/Doreen Slater/Mrs Lucas), Neil Ditt (George Mole),Kirsty Hoiles (Pauline Mole) and Neil Salvage (Bert Baxter). (more...)

2014 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS Announced - HENRY V, Richard Roxburgh, Sarah Peirse and More!2014 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS Announced - HENRY V, Richard Roxburgh, Sarah Peirse and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

At a star-studded ceremony tonight, the winners of the 2014 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with a record 33 Awards presented. Over 340 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the auditorium at Paddington RSL to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre throughout the past calendar year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2014 Winners AnnouncedBWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2014 Winners Announced
by Jade Kops - Jan 19, 2015

The Sydney's Theatre community gathered at the 2014 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS tonight for the 10th annual celebration of the best of the past year's work as judged by The Sydney Reviewers. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada TheatreBILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview tonight, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform Dvorak's NEW WORLD SYMPHONY, 1/23-24N.C. Symphony to Perform Dvorak's NEW WORLD SYMPHONY, 1/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony will perform Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 and Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The concerts, led by Carlos Miguel Prieto, will also include Manuel de Falla's "Three-Cornered Hat," featuring mezzo-soprano Kate Farrar. (more...)

Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen to Host 2015 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDSKristen Bell, Fred Armisen to Host 2015 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Film Independent President Josh Welsh announced today that Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell will co-host the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Sets Cast for 10X10 New Play Festival, Running 2/12-3/1Barrington Stage Company Sets Cast for 10X10 New Play Festival, Running 2/12-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced casting for the 10-minute plays for the 4th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, with performances February 12 through March 1, as part of the 2015 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. (more...)

RSC's Stratford-Upon-Avon Winter 2015 Artistic Programme to Feature HENRY V, WENDY & PETER PAN and MoreRSC's Stratford-Upon-Avon Winter 2015 Artistic Programme to Feature HENRY V, WENDY & PETER PAN and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Royal Shakespeare Company has announed its Stratford-Upon Avon winter 2015 artistic program, including making the 600th anniversary of Agincourt and continues Shakespeare's Histories with Gregory Doran's production of Henry V, also screened 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon' to cinemas and schools, Jonathan Munby's acclaimed production of Ella Hickson's Wendy & Peter Pan returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, two new plays premiere in the Swan Theatre - Hecuba by Marina Carr, directed by Erica Whyman, and Queen Anne by Helen Edmundson, directed by Natalie Abrahami and Congreve's Love for Love - first RSC staging of this glorious Restoration Comedy, directed by Selina Cadell. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present HOLY CANNOLIJimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present HOLY CANNOLI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

After the critically acclaimed, Interactive, Musical-Comedy, Murder Mystery, 'MURDER on the HIGH C's', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents, By Popular Demand, the hilarious comedy 'HOLY CANNOLI' by John D. Smitherman. Ferraro produced this production more than a decade ago to great success and it has become an audience favorite. The 2 act farce stars TIM MICHELS, CHRISTINA KAY JIMENEZ, TOM COSTELLO, JESSICA GLASS, JARED MICHAEL SHARI, MICHELLE PROCIDA, and STEVE MANFREDI. (more...)

Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at PorchlightEmily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at Porchlight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, beginning tonight, February 6, and running through March 15, 2015, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

TheaterWorks' DANCING LESSONS, Starring Paige Davis, Extends thru March 6TheaterWorks' DANCING LESSONS, Starring Paige Davis, Extends thru March 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

TheaterWorks the award winning theater in downtown Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, announced today that DANCING LESSONS by Mark St. Germain will extend its run through Friday, March 6, 2015 due to popular demand. (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Brentwood High's Cameron BortzHIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Brentwood High's Cameron Bortz
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 5, 2015

What is it about theater kids that make them special? What's that indefinable quality that sets them apart from other teenagers? To my way of thinking, theater kids have more poise than the average high school student, an ability to talk to anyone they meet with confidence and razor-sharp focus. At least, that description certainly applies to this week's star of High School Drama, 2015 First Night Most Promising Actor Cameron Bortz of Brentwood High School. (more...)

Laura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This SpringLaura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Laura Linney (The Big C, The Savages) and Seth Numrich (AMC's TURN, Broadway: War Horse) will perform in the Geffen Playhouse production of Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species, The Gift). This co-world premiere with Sydney Theatre Company will be directed by Mark Brokaw (Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Lyons) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse from March 6 to April 19, 2015. Opening night is Friday, March 13. (more...)

Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 110th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves, and Peter Sellars will be honored at Juilliard's May 2015 Commencement Ceremony. (more...)

Joan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama PilotJoan Allen Boards Jenna Bans' Upcoming ABC Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

According to Deadline, stage and screen veteran Joan Allen has signed on for Jenna Bans' upcoming, untitled ABC drama. (more...)

Chicago Company of MTC & Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAY Will Reprise Roles on Broadway; Julie White Joins Cast!Chicago Company of MTC & Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAY Will Reprise Roles on Broadway; Julie White Joins Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced initial Broadway casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at ART/WNYPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at ART/WNY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

American Repertory Theater of WNY will be presenting the third show of the 2014-15 season with Steve Martin's PICASSO AT LAPIN AGILE, March 5th and runs to March 28th at ART in the Box, 16 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo NY. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Hamish Linklater, John Noble & More Star in POSTERITY, Beginning Tonight at the Atlantic TheaterHamish Linklater, John Noble & More Star in POSTERITY, Beginning Tonight at the Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity will begin previews tonight, February 25 and officially open Sunday, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). (more...)

NIRBHAYA to Make American Premiere at Culture Project This SpringNIRBHAYA to Make American Premiere at Culture Project This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The electrifying new docudrama Nirbhaya will make its North American premiere at The Lynn Redgrave Theater this spring. Written and directed by internationally -acclaimed Yael Faber (Mies Julie), in collaboration with an extraordinary cast and creative team from India, Nirbhaya had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2013. (more...)

ALL MY SONS, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, 'RING OF FIRE' and More Set for People's Light's 15-16 SeasonALL MY SONS, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, 'RING OF FIRE' and More Set for People's Light's 15-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

People's Light is proud to announce its 41st season that includes classic and new works by Tony Award winning playwrights, five regional premieres, and a summer music event that features the songs of an American legend. (more...)

Sam Strong Directs MTC's ENDGAME, Opening at Southbank TheatreSam Strong Directs MTC's ENDGAME, Opening at Southbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

MTC Associate Artistic Director Sam Strong directs master craftsman Colin Friels in ENDGAME. Bringing Samuel Beckett's great modernist masterpiece back to the mainstage on a set designed by acclaimed visual artist Callum Morton, Endgame opens at 8pm Thursday 26 March 2015 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND to Begin 3/10 at Artists RepAyad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND to Begin 3/10 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre is proud to present Portland audiences with The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar, directed by former Artistic Director Allen Nause, beginning March 10, 2015. (more...)

DI AND VIV AND ROSE to Close Next Month at the VaudevilleDI AND VIV AND ROSE to Close Next Month at the Vaudeville
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Hampstead Theatre's critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on 29 January 2015 and will now close early on 14 March 2015, according to the show's website. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE PRICE at Mark Taper Forum with Kate Burton, Sam Robards & More!Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE PRICE at Mark Taper Forum with Kate Burton, Sam Robards & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum production of 'The Price' by Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and National Medal of Honor-winner Arthur Miller, is a penetrating family drama by one of America's greatest dramatists. The play opened at Mark Taper Forum this weekend, on February 21. Check out photos from the opening night below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/20Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/20
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 20, 2015

With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (more...)

Ben Addis, Akiya Henry & More to Star in DEPOSIT at Hampstead DownstairsBen Addis, Akiya Henry & More to Star in DEPOSIT at Hampstead Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Hampstead has announced that the cast for Matt Hartley's Hampstead Downstairs debut is Ben Addis, Akiya Henry, Jack Monaghan and Laura Morgan. (more...)

ART/WNY to Present PICASSO AT LAPIN AGILE, 3/5-28ART/WNY to Present PICASSO AT LAPIN AGILE, 3/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

American Repertory Theater of WNY will be presenting the third show of the 2014-15 season with Steve Martin's PICASSO AT LAPIN AGILE, March 5th and runs to March 28th at ART in the Box, 16 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo NY. (more...)

Alexander Showcase Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD, Begin. 4/30Alexander Showcase Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD, Begin. 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Toronto-based Alexander Showcase Theatre brings Stephen Sondheim's blockbuster hit, Sweeney Todd, to the Al Green Theatre, 720 Spadina Ave. (corner of Bloor and Spadina), April 30 - May 3 and May 6 - 10, 2015. (more...)

Kristen Bell to Join Melissa McCarthy in New Comedy MICHELLE DARNELLKristen Bell to Join Melissa McCarthy in New Comedy MICHELLE DARNELL
by Movies News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

According to Variety, Kristen Bell has signed on to join Melissa McCarthy and Peter Dinklage in the upcoming comedy MICHELLE DARNELL. (more...)

Guthrie Theater Welcomes New Artistic DirectorGuthrie Theater Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The Guthrie Theater announced today that Joseph Haj will become its eighth artistic director in July 2015, succeeding Joe Dowling. The announcement by Board Chair Lee Skold and Search Committee Chair Patricia Simmons ends an extensive year-long search. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's THE CRUCIBLE is Fascinating and Well ProducedBWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's THE CRUCIBLE is Fascinating and Well Produced
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 17, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company's new production of The Crucible is very well directed, acted, and designed. It is a wonderful production of a deservedly perennial classic. (more...)

David Calder, Mark Dexter & More to Join West End's THE AUDIENCEDavid Calder, Mark Dexter & More to Join West End's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Joining Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience are David Calder as Winston Churchill, Mark Dexter as David Cameron, Michael Gould as John Major, Gordon Kennedy as Gordon Brown, Sylvestra Le Touzel as Margaret Thatcher, David Robb as Anthony Eden and Nicholas Woodeson as Harold Wilson. David Peart plays the Equerry, Charlotte Moore will play Bobo MacDonald and Private Secretary, Marnie Brighton, Madeleine Jackson-Smith and Izzy Meikle-Small will alternate in the role of Young Elizabeth and Matt Plumb and Harry Feltham will play the footmen. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Continues Season with STUPID F**KING BIRDSan Francisco Playhouse Continues Season with STUPID F**KING BIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse continues its twelfth season with the regional premiere of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird-irreverently based on Anton Chekov's The Seagull-directed by Susi Damilano. (more...)

Lily James and Richard Madden to Lead Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET in the West EndLily James and Richard Madden to Lead Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Lily James and Richard Madden will play Shakespeare's iconic, star-crossed lovers in ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Kenneth Branagh next spring for his new theatre company's inaugural season at the Garrick Theatre in London. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Daniel MacIvor's CAKE AND DIRT at Tarragon TheatreFull Cast Announced for Daniel MacIvor's CAKE AND DIRT at Tarragon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Tarragon Theatre proudly announces the casting for its world premiere of Cake and Dirt, written by one of Canada's most prolific and acclaimed playwrights, Daniel MacIvor, a Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence and a Governor General's Literary Award-winner. This darkly comic look at life in Toronto through a fractured family of privilege opens March 11 and runs to April 12, 2015 (previewing from March 3) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

THE PRICE With Kate Burton Begins Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper ForumTHE PRICE With Kate Burton Begins Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum production of 'The Price' by Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and National Medal of Honor-winner Arthur Miller, is a penetrating family drama by one of America's greatest dramatists. The play open the Mark Taper Forum's new season tonight, February 11 through March 22, 2015, with the opening set for February 21. (more...)

Michael C. Hall & More to be Honored at National Corporate Theatre Fund's Awards GalaMichael C. Hall & More to be Honored at National Corporate Theatre Fund's Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

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